A distinctive witch cap tops this historic Grand Dame in Sierra Madre, which was originally built as a railroad hotel in 1888. The landmark residence, which falls under the Mills Act, was designed by Samuel Newsom and Joseph Cather, brothers and architects known for their extravagant Queen Anne Victorian home in the Bay Area. Claw-foot tubs, ornate woodwork, period accents and wallpaper, and a restored grand front porch are among the features.
Location: 225 North Lima St., Sierra Madre, 91024
Asking price: $2.7 million
Year built: 1888
House size: 10,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 10.5 baths
Lot size: 0.47 acres
Features: Hardwood flooring, period pieces, front porch, conservatory, parlor, library, formal dining room, living room, updated kitchens, formal English garden
About the area: There are 37 homes for sale in the 90124 ZIP Code at an average price of $413 per square foot, according to Realtor.com. The average sale price in that area over the last 60 days is approximately 828,000.
Agent: Meg Middleman, 626-441-3449, Century 21 Masters